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Pensacola Beach Dog Rules

Dogs love Pensacola Beach too! Animal control officers are on patrol, so obey these rules to stay out of the doghouse.


Dogs are welcomed at designated dog beaches only, located at lots 21E and 28B. All other beaches and parks on the island are off limits, including Casino Beach.

(All Gulf beaches and Sound beaches are public.)


If a dog or pet is found left unattended in a vehicle, the owner may face criminal charges.


Dogs must be on leash at all times.


Owners must pick up and properly dispose of dog waste.

(Escambia County, Florida Ordinances Chapter 10, Article 1)


The State of Florida requires a current rabies tag be visible on all dogs at the dog beach.


For any animal welfare issues,
please call Escambia County Animal Control at (850) 595-0097


For more information, please contact the Santa Rosa Island Authority at 850.932.2257

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Pensacola Beach Dog Parks

Pensacola Beach offers two dog parks, so take your best friend for a walk on the beach or a swim in the Gulf!

The dog parks are open to dogs only and they must be on a leash.

Dog Park Hours:

Sunrise to Sunset except during turtle season (May 1-Oct. 31) when open 7 am to Sunset.

The west end park is located at Parking Lot 21.5, the first parking lot past the last condos on the Gulf.

The east end park, Parking Lot 28.5, the first parking lot past Portofino. Numbers 21 E (west) and 28 B (east) on our reference map.

All dogs are required to be on a leash, and signs will be posted to designate dog-friendly areas.

Doggie bags, disposable bins and handy wipes will be available at both locations.